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Crap From The Past - December 21, 2007: Nothin' But Shorties: The shortest songs to hit the pop charts in the '80s


Published December 21, 2007


A pop music radio show for people who already know plenty about pop music, hosted by Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber and heard every Friday night from 10:30 to midnight on KFAI-FM, 90.3 FM Minneapolis, 106.7 FM St. Paul, and KFAI.org.


Notes

Here is a listing of all shows saved to date and a listing of all the playlists to date.

THEME FROM THE DUKES OF HAZZARD - Waylon Jennings (1980, 2:06)
I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU - Tourists (1980, 2:24)
ONE FINE DAY - Carole King (1980, 2:30)
ALMOST SATURDAY NIGHT - Dave Edmunds (1981, 2:11)
DAYDREAM BELIEVER - Anne Murray (1980, 2:26)
SHE LOOKS A LOT LIKE YOU - Clocks (1982, 2:35)
MISTER SANDMAN - Emmylou Harris (1981, 2:20)
HOW DO I MAKE YOU - Linda Ronstadt (1980, 2:25)
WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME - Gary Portnoy (1983, 2:36)
MIAMI VICE THEME - Jan Hammer (1985, 2:26)
HOLIDAY ROAD - Lindsey Buckingham (1983, 2:11)
WRUR SHORTS OF THE WEEK - Ron Gerber (1987-ish)
RICKY - Weird Al Yankovic (1983, 2:35)
TRICKLE TRICKLE - Manhattan Transfer (1980, 2:19)
ON THE WINGS OF A NIGHTINGALE - Everly Brothers (1984, 2:34)
WAKE UP LITTLE SUZIE - Simon And Garfunkel (1982, 2:20)
TEACHER TEACHER - Rockpile (1981, 2:35)
ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM - Andy Gibb And Victoria Principal (1981, 2:35)
I LOVE MY TRUCK - Glen Campbell (1981, 1:50)
ELVIRA - Oak Ridge Boys (1981, 2:36)
JUST PUT SOME LOVE IN YOUR HEART - Lionel Richie (1982, 1:21)
DAD I'M IN JAIL - Was (Not Was) (1988, 1:25)
SWITCHIN' TO GLIDE - The Kings (1980, 2:32)
COME GO WITH ME - Beach Boys (1982, 2:06)
COME ON LET'S GO - Los Lobos (1987, 2:09)
ARE WE OURSELVES - The Fixx (1984, 2:27)
ALPHABET STREET - Prince (1988, 2:25)
HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE - Georgia Satellites (1988, 1:45)
WE GOT THE BEAT - Go-Go's (1982, 2:30)

Reviews

Reviewer: ericreiter - - July 23, 2010
Subject: MaximumCrapNRoll
Stunning. Packed from wall-to-wall with the shortest pop songs to chart in the '80s (along with some b-sides that seem to be thrown in for good measure - I can't argue with "Dad I'm In Jail," or the old "Short of the Week" segments from the Boogiemonster's past.
Refreshing to hear the Georgia Satellites' take on the Swinging Blue Jeans' "Hippy Hippy Shake," which still seems to hold its own after all these years. I also wasn't aware of Prince's "Alphabet Street" as a single 'edit' version. Stellar inclusion. A solid show, highly recommended for those with a short attention span, yet with two hours to kill.